As an avid fan of the National Football League, I always looked forward to its annual big event, the Super Bowl — not only for the excitement attached to that game but also to enjoy watching the commercials and being with family and friends.

After the spying, bounty and deflated-ball scandals and the way the NFL dealt with the cases involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, I have lost faith in the organization and its leaders.

Consequently, I have decided not to watch the big game this year. Depending on how things unfold and what actions the NFL takes in regard to the deflation scandal, I will reconsider whether to watch games in the future.

I will miss watching the game, but I believe I am doing it for a good reason. I hope I am not the only one coming to this conclusion.

N.T. Umamaheswaran, North Bethesda